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lawyer , United States Senator from Missouri

John Claggett Danforth, lawyer, Former United States Senator from Missouri. Bar: New York 1963, Missouri 1966, District of Columbia 1994. Republican nominee United States Senate, 1970; associate rector Church of the Holy Communion, University City, Missouri, since 1995. Member Missouri Academy Squires, Alpha Sigma Nu (honorary), board directors, Dow Chemical Company, since 1996, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, since 2000.

Background

Danforth, John Claggett was born on September 5, 1936 in St. Louis. Son of Donald and Dorothy (Claggett) Danforth.

Education

Bachelor (honorary), Princeton University, 1958. Bachelor's Degree, Yale University, 1963. Bachelor of Laws, Yale University, 1963.

Master of Arts (honorary), Yale University. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Lindenwood College, 1970. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Indiana Central University.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Drury College, 1970. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Maryville College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Rockhurst College.

Doctor of Laws (honorary), Westminster College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), Culver-Stockton College. Doctor of Laws (honorary), St. Louis University.

Doctor of Divinity (honorary), Lewis Clark College. HHD (honorary), William Jewell College. STD (honorary), Southwest Baptist College.

Degree (honorary), Virginia Theological Seminary, 1990. Degree (honorary), Holy Cross College, 1992. Degree (honorary), Harris Stowe College, 1992.

Degree (honorary), Washington University, 1995. Degree (honorary), University Missouri, 1995.

Career

With firm Davis Polk Wardwell Sunderland & Kiendl, New York City, 1964-1966. Partner Bryan, Cave, McPheeters and McRoberts (now Bryan Cave LLP), St. Louis, 1966—1968, 1995—2004, since 2005. Attorney general State of Missouri, 1969-1976.

United States Senator from Missouri, 1976-1994. Special presidential envoy to Sudan The White House, Khartoum, 2001—2002. Permanent United States representative to United Nations United States Department State, New York City, 2004—2005.

Ordained deacon Episcopalian Church, 1963, priest, 1964. Assistant rector New York City, 1963-1966. Associate rector Clayton, Missouri, 1966-1968, Grace Church, Jefferson City, 1969.

Honorary associate St. Alban's Church, Washington, 1977-1994. Chairman Missouri Law Enforcement Assistance Council, 1973-1974. Assistant chaplain Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City.

Assistant rector Church of Epiphany in New York City, Church of St. Michael and St. George, Clayton, Missouri. Honorary canon Christ Church Cathedral, St. Louis.

Achievements

  • Bar: New York 1963, Missouri 1966, District of Columbia 1994.

Membership

Republican nominee United States Senate, 1970. Associate rector Church of the Holy Communion, University City, Missouri, since 1995. Member Missouri Academy Squires, Alpha Sigma Nu (honorary), board directors, Dow Chemical Company, since 1996, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, since 2000.

Connections

Married Sally B. Dobson, September 7, 1957. Children: Eleanor, Mary, Dorothy, Johanna, Thomas.

father:
Donald Danforth

mother:
Dorothy (Claggett) Danforth

spouse:
Sally B. Dobson

child:
Eleanor Danforth

child:
Mary Danforth

child:
Dorothy Danforth

child:
Johanna Danforth

child:
Thomas Danforth